What to expect when you're expecting!

A fairly important part of Being Dad is actually becoming a dad.

This week Alex talks childbirth and shares birth "war stories" with fellow Twins dad and good friend Dan Reid.

Then Alex gets a comprehensive guide for blokes going into the birth suite from Midwife Dr Donovan Jones.

Donovan is a male midwife with a passion for dads getting the most out of their birth experience. We learn how to prepare for the big day, what to expect and what questions to ask.

Below are some great resources and articles as well as some important numbers and sites to look at if you are struggling with this whole Being Dad thing. You are NOT alone.

Donovan recommends this site birthing4blokes.com run by Mark Harris a mate of his in the UK and fellow midwife.

Also check out these articles:

10 questions you always wanted to ask a midwife. 

7 Tips on how to get the most from your midwife. 

20 questions to ask your midwife

if you are struggling coping and need help take a look at the resources below:

Lifeline Australia Crisis Support & Suicide Prevention. Call For Immediate Support. Empowering Australians to be Suicide-Free Through Connection, Compassion & Hope.

Call 13 11 14

Dads in Distress Call Dads in Distress 1300 853437 or (+61 2) 6652 8113

Panda supports men, women and their families who are suffering from perinatal anxiety or depression. 

Call 1300 726 306

Panda PND Factsheet

Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit facility for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Black Dog Depression Test

Beyond Blue Provides Support And Information On Anxiety, Depression And Suicide

Call 1300 22 4636

Mensline provide free 24/7 help, support, referrals & counselling services for men via telephone, online and video.

Call 1300 789 978

Mental Health Plan How to get your 10 sessions with a psychologist via the GP.

DadsGroup Inc (DGI) is a not-for- profit community organisation committed to connecting new dads, thereby improving men's health.

The Fathering Project The Fathering Project is for the benefit of the...

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